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New Medicare Program To Allow Some Hospice Patients More Treatment Choices

April 8
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A KPBS series on end of life care, focused on the gap in insurance coverage for hospice patients who wanted certain medical procedures. Now, Medicare is conducting a test program to combine hospice and curative care.

San Diego's Gender Pay Gap Narrower Than National Average

April 8
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Equal Pay Day is April 8, 2014 — the day that women across the nation have earned as much as men did last year. New laws are being proposed to close the gender pay gap.

Explaining San Diego's 2015 Budget With Cartoons And Games

April 8
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal will be released next week. Here, we break down the budget process with a cartoon and a game.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Targets Distracted Drivers

April 7
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To mark National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, sheriff's deputies will have a zero-tolerance policy for drivers using their cellphones.

California Rebate Meant To Encourage Energy Conservation

April 7
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Check your utility bill - SDG&E is rebating $36 to its customers as part of a program to fight climate change.

Judge Rules Barrio Logan Community Plan Will Be Referendum On June 3 Ballot

April 4
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By Sandhya Dirks
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A San Diego Superior Court judge has denied an injunction that would have put the Barrio Logan community plan into the courtroom.

Retired San Diego 911 Operator Writes About Handling Emergencies, Large And Small

April 7
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From funny, to heartbreaking to downright strange, we'll hear about the stories in a new book by a former San Diego Police Department 911 dispatcher.

Should E-Cigarettes Be Treated Like Cigarettes?

April 7
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The introduction of e-cigarettes, depending on who you talk to, is either an appealing alternative to help addicted current smokers give up tobacco or gateway devices for a new generation of tobacco smokers.

A Ridealong With San Diego's Karaoke Lyft Driver

April 7
By Claire Trageser
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A San Diego Lyft driver sets her rideshare service apart by offering her passengers karaoke while she drives them to their destinations.

Moon Jellyfish And The Stingray Shuffle At Living Coast Discovery Center

April 4
By Dwane Brown
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KPBS Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown meets some of the aquatic animals found in "Our Wild San Diego."

Drought Forces Ensenada To Ration Water — And It’s Only Spring

April 3
By Jill Replogle
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Due to a severe water crisis, many of Ensenada’s 320,000 inhabitants now only get water from their taps two or three times a week. The governor has declared a state of emergency because of the shortage.

Sharp Hospital Raises Awareness Of Need For Organ Donors

April 2
By Dwane Brown
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April is national Donate Life Month, and Sharp Memorial Hospital in Kearny Mesa is raising awareness of the need for organ donors who can save lives.

Groups Merge To Make San Diego More Pedestrian, Bike Friendly

April 2
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Two local groups, Move San Diego and Walk San Diego team up to form Circulate San Diego, a new organization that aims to boost efforts to bring alternative forms of transportation to San Diego.

Washington Landslide A Wake-Up Call About Threat Of Natural Disasters In San Diego

April 2
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As of the latest update, officials say 29 bodies have been recovered from the collapse of the Hazel Slide in the town of Oso. Another 20 people are still reported missing.

U.S. Supreme Court Takes On San Diego Case Involving Warrantless Cellphone Searches

April 1
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Should police need a warrant to search your smartphone? A San Diego case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court late this month and tackles the ongoing debate over privacy rights and technology.